Handling Variations of Normal
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Most people refer to these condition as "complications" which implies that they are dangerous, abnormal, and cannot be handled at home without a birth attendant. I am going to share with you what other women have done to handle these situations at home by themselves, and give some practical suggestions which have proved themselves to be helpful. Making the choice to handle a variation yourself is your constitutional right. You do not have to go to the hospital. However, I would hope that you would use the intuition provided to every woman to listen to that inner voice, listen to your body, listen to your baby, and decide in your particular situation what is best.
Most of the time,
these "variations" become complications only when handled in an
way by medical professionals.
Pain During Labor
Toxemia or Pre-Eclampsia
Premature Separation of Placenta
Premature Rupture of Membranes
Delayed Separation of Placenta
Hemorrhaging Before, During or After Birth
Newborn Respiratory Failure
High Blood Pressure during Pregnancy and Birth
First Stage and Maternal Exhaustion
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If you have
any of these conditions and used any particular
technique to assist in resolving them, please email me and I'd love to
add your experiences to this page.
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